The Missouri ZIP Health Rankings Project is a collaboration between researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine and the Hospital Industry Data Institute. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Missouri ZIP Health Rankings Project provided a unique approach to measuring community health at the ZIP code level using hospital discharge and census-based data applied to the County Health Rankings model of population health.

The data provided by the project are designed to inform community health needs assessments at a granular geographic level to inform targeted resource allocations for community health improvement initiatives. The findings of the project have been presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association and published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

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